Amazon takes nearly 10 per cent stake in Air Transport Services Group

Amazon takes nearly 10 per cent stake in Air Transport Services Group
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Amazon.com Inc has taken a 9.99 per cent stake in Air Transport Services Group Inc, the company from which it will be leasing freighter aircraft.

Amazon.com Inc has taken a 9.99 per cent stake in Air Transport Services Group Inc, the company from which it will be leasing freighter aircraft.

Last week, Amazon said it had signed a deal with ATSG to lease 20 Boeing 767 wide body freighter aircraft to handle more of its own deliveries in the United States.

As part of the agreement, Amazon has the right to buy up to 19.9 per cent of ATSG's stock over five years at $9.73 per share.

Amazon took the stake in ATSG as of March 8, a day before the retailer publicly announced its deal with the company. ATSG shares closed at $14.56 on Friday.

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